" Pio Manzini (Manzu to his friends) was Italian to his bones, part of a venerable and artistic Milanese family - but decided to persue his studies at the Hochschule in Germany's Ulm. This technically-focussed university was perfect for his interests "
Rare as Hen’s Teeth #3
This is news to us. We thought that the only vehicles to carry the Vespa moniker were the skirted step-throughs that gave them their global fame.
But, it seems that at the end of the 1950s and into the early sixties a French licensee built a microcar carryng the Vespa badge based on Piaggio’s original designs.
There can’t be many of these fifty year old pocket rockets left. But one man in America’s Pacific Northwest certainly seemed to be having fun in a VW engined version.
Give us one of these little classics over Smart any day.
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